Current Issues in Higher Education

Auburn, AL August 25, 2017

Sessions


Governmental Accounting Updates & Cash Flows

Andrew J. McLelland, Ph.D., CPA, CMA

Program Level: Basic

This course will provide knowledge about recent and future GASB standard setting activities together with the classifications in the cash flow statement.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize recent and future GASB standard setting activities together with the classifications in the cash flow statement.
  • Differentiate between the GASB standard setting activities with the cash flow statement.

No prerequisites or advanced preparation is necessary.

RSA Update

Diane Scott

Program Level: Basic

This course will provide knowledge of the Retirement System of Alabama and management of the systems’ financial operations and the valuation data for the annual actuarial valuations.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discover current RSA issues, legislation, and the new SA Pension Administration System.
  • Assist staff and customers with retirement related information.

No prerequisites or advanced preparation is necessary.

Excel Financial Statements

Tina Loraas, Ph.D.

Program Level: Basic

This course will focus on the efficient use of a variety of functions within Excel. Financial Leaders in higher education will use this software to create a more improved audit and accounting financial reports and presentations.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use a variety of functions within Excel, including pivot tables, V lookup. In addition, learning functions regarding PowerPoint presentations.
  • Efficient use of a variety of functions within Excel.

No prerequisites or advanced preparation is necessary.

Accounting Ethics

Sarah Stanwick, Ph.D.

Program Level: Basic

This course is an overview of accounting ethics issues facing higher education and will focus on managing these issues for customers and as well as faculty and staff leaders.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge about ethical issues facing the accounting profession.
  • Identify accounting ethics issues within your organization.

No prerequisites or advanced preparation is necessary.

Campus Security and Safety & the RAD Program

Keith Walton

Program Level: Basic

This course will provide information about campus security and safety issues. In addition, active shooter issues will be discussed, as well as, information provided on the effective R.A.D program.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Examine current campus security and safety issues; including a brief over view of active shooter resolutions and information regarding the R.A.D. program for women on campus.
  • Identify campus related security and safety issues.

No prerequisites or advanced preparation is necessary.

Unmasking Hackers: Who Wants My Data Anyway?

Heath Landrum, Ph.D.

Program Level: Basic

This presentation provides insight into the types of groups and individuals who are actively attacking and/or stealing financial and identity information.This course will provide knowledge about how to stop these issues before they become problems for a university system.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify types of groups and individuals who are actively attacking and/or stealing financial and identity information.
  • Discover how to stop hacking of private financial data. Identify cyber issues within your system and resolve those issues.

No prerequisites or advanced preparation is necessary.